Real-time Tethered Shooting with the Toshiba FlashAir WiFi SDHC Card

I’ve been shooting tethered in my studio sessions for a couple of years now and love having the ability to see the images almost immediately as they’re shot. Whether for portraits or figure shoots, having the ability to visually communicate and direct changes is a huge asset, saving time and assuring that the final images meet our expectations. But now, I’m faced with having to re-think how I’m going to do things…

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Tethering Workaround for Capture One

Phase One logoWhile Phase One yesterday released Capture One version 6.4 and with it, much anticipated RAW support for new camera models including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Nikon’s D800, Canon reportedly is not expected to release the SDK for the EOS 5D MkIII until mid-May, 2012, and until that time full tethered support for the camera in Capture One will not be available.

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Photoshop CS5 (and the rest of the Creative Suite) starts shipping today

Adobe has officially begun shipping its Creative Suite® 5 products today, and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the latest version of Photoshop. I passed on upgrading to CS4 from CS3; I just didn’t see enough benefit at the time to justify the cost of the upgrade. Between the combined enhancements of CS4 and CS5, however, there were enough significant changes to convince me to make the leap. Continue reading “Photoshop CS5 (and the rest of the Creative Suite) starts shipping today”


New Year, New Look

Seems that since I started using WordPress, I can’t go more than a couple of months before I decide to change the look of my website.

Well, I’ve gone and done it again. Seems that since I started using WordPress, I can’t go more than a couple of months before I decide to change the look of my website.

This latest iteration – which just happens to coincide with the start of the new year – is inspired by and built on the Modern Business 3 Dark HTML template by Jonathan Atkinson. This template is an HTML/CSS only site template (not a WordPress theme) available from Themeforest.net. Continue reading “New Year, New Look”


My Favorite B&W Techniques

Photoshop offers a variety of methods for converting an image from color to black & white. Here are some of my favorite techniques, which always give me far better results than would simply converting an image to grayscale or desaturating the image.  These techniques are based on the Photoshop CS3 command set, but should be fairly easy to apply using similar commands in prior versions of Photoshop as well as in CS4.

Mayflower Gulch
Original Color Image
Grayscale Conversion
Grayscale Conversion

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